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generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
clandestine - secret
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake